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Ted Baker does a wide range of toiletries as well as its clothing range. Having used a wide selection of the their toiletries range before and never been disappointed I took the plunge and got a big set from Boots when on offer, the body scrub was part of this set.
The body scrub is available in Boots both online and store or from third party sellers like Amazon/eBay etc. It is a 50ml travel pot size costing around £2.50 and 300ml for £6.50, Boots do often have offers on like 3 for 2 so its possible to get this at a better price. I got mine as part of the big Christmas gift set which was originally £45 and contained other items in a vanity case, as it was the weekly gift I actually got it for £22 for the lot. The Christmas gifts are only available during October/November/December on the usual 3 for 2 offer or after Christmas these will go down to 50% off but other smaller Ted Baker gifts are available during the year and some do contain this scrub. Packaging for the Ted Baker gifts change every so often, currently it is the picture above, a pink and gold pot with butterflies on it and gold writing. Its simple but really pretty and girly.
Using the product
Upon opening the pot I am greeted with a lovely white body scrub which smells lovely and fresh. I apply about a tablespoon size to my hands and proceed to rub into my skin, or at least try to! The scrub itself is quite thick in consistency, its difficult to separate it both within my hands and on my body however it soon breaks down. I apply over my skin in circular motions and wash off. Once out of the shower and dry I found it left my skin really greasy and clammy, I assumed I hadn't washed it off properly so gave it another go a day later, this time I did the came but ensured it was all washed off, even in the shower I could feel my skin feel oily and greasy despite giving it a really good wash. Out the shower again and dry it still left my skin with the horrible greasy film, on it and this left me disappointed. I've used this pot twice which is a 300ml size and now have no desire to use it again so I think it will sit in the bathroom until I am desperate and use it.
I am a massive fan of the Ted Baker range and having used the body washes, creams, sprays and so forth I've never had any issues with it so for me this did let me down. The set I got contained several other items (lotion, body wash, bath foam spray) and these were all up to the usual standards I expect. I think moving on from this I would most definitely not buy the body scrub again and when it comes to the gift sets I will avoid the ones which do contain it unless they change the formula to make it less greasy on the skin and easier to apply.
For me its 1/5 stars
I am very lucky and recently I received a bit of a pamper hamper of my step-dad. I haven't been all that well recently and I have moving and stuff so I was pretty touched by receiving this from him especially as I have costed him a fortune recently lol!
He bought the scrub for me in the 300ml size which is a big tub and it cost him £6.49 for it in Boots (my mum told me lol).
Now I love the Ted Baker brand usually so I was pleased with this plus I do exfoliate my skin a couple of times a week and own alot of scrubs by various brands already which he of course knows about because we did live together for ages and I stop over alot plus hes seen them in my already overflowing bathroom which he always moans about lol so I was so surprised at yet more toiletries lol.
The tub it comes in is really pretty but grown up and classy looking. The tub itself is light pink and plastic with a bronze coloured plastic lid to the top of it which is simply a screw on/off type of thing then the labeling around the tub is again light pink and we are clearly told on that what it is and who it is by and the size is clearly stated and there are lots of dainty pictures shown of butterflies. I can't remember any other information given on this tub to be honest and I think there wasn't any but like I say the tub was really nice and looked really nice in my bathroom.
The Scrub Itself:
Well I always washed first before applying this to my skin and I always applied it to damp/wet skin. A little of this very thick and slightly floral smelling scrub does go a very long way indeed so be warned!
Because it is so thick I feel that this really does exfoliate though due to its thickness it took a while to kind of evaporate onto my skin so it took time to use this and to get it working. I liked the fragrance and the scrubby bits that felt they were doing something without stripping my skin and it felt pleasant in use... however...
Whether I used this in the bath or shower it really is greasy and amazingly so. I made sure I really did get rid of it off the skin but a thick greasy like lard residue was left on me and that was until I washed it off the next time I had a bath or shower. I hated it. Yes my skin felt smooth and it smelt nice after usage but my skin really felt like I'd got a lump of lard and smeared it all over myself. I gave up after a couple of uses of this I just hated how my skin felt though I have to be fair to it it never caused any adverse reactions.
All I can say about this is that I really do hate it and think that its one of the worst toiletries I have ever had the misfortune of using I think even if you have very dry skin this is too rich and when I used this in the bath the water caught my hair and when I got out and dried my hair and so on it felt so greasy and grimy. I just couldn't be bothered with it and most of the tub went in the bin with a huge sigh of relief from moi!
Like I say I actually hate this one and its a shame because I usually do rate this brand very highly indeed but this is the worst scrub I have ever used and never again will I use it no matter what lol.
Google if interested or it is on sale in Boots as I have previously mentioned.
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
At Christmas time, I was pleased to receive an attractive box containing a selection of "Ted Baker" skin care products from a friend. I have enjoyed trying the products out, and this review outlines my experiences of using the "Ted Baker Butterfly Wings Body Scrub."
I received a small 50ml tube of the Body Scrub amongst some other items from the same range. I believe you can purchase the lotion in larger branches of Boots, where the 50ml tub will cost you £2.50, or there is a larger 300ml tub available for £6.50 if you prefer. The item can also be purchased online at www.boots.com, where postage costs apply. (Info correct as @ March 2013).
The packaging for the product is in keeping with the rest of the toiletries in the same range, comprising of a pretty, feminine design. The tub is a pale 'baby' pink colour, with the image of some grey and pink butterflies on the tub's lid, with the Ted Baker branding appearing in a gold font. The tub's plastic lid is coloured in a gold colour which ties in nicely with the rest of the product's appearance, offering an attractive design. Whilst I am on the subject of the packaging for the product, I think it is worth mentioning that I have not experienced any difficulties in removing or replacing the lid on the tub, even though I struggle with such things at times as a result of weakness in my hands and limited mobility.
There is a description given on the base of the tub, stating "Fluttery will get you everywhere these days, so revive your skin with this sumptuous Body Scrub, delicately fragranced with an opulent mix of bergamot, red fruit, tuberose and patchouli."
I have been using the Butterfly Wings scrub for a while now and have found it is the ideal addition to the small range of toiletries from this range that I own, complimenting some of the other products perfectly. I have found too that the Butterfly Wings scent really 'develops' well when it becomes 'layered' as a result of using separate products from the same range. In my opinion, this positive result is really only possible when used with products of a rather high quality. For this reason, I feel the Butterfly Wings products are well-made and without any cheap or inferior ingredients.
The scrub product is very easy to use, requiring me to use only a small 'scoopful' from the tub to produce adequate results. This has allowed the product to feel quite economical, allowing the purchase price to feel more than justified. I find that two fingertips dipped into the tub will 'gather' enough of the scrub product for me to use each time.
The scrub's appearance is pretty nondescript I have to say; there is nothing particularly eye-catching or even particularly attractive about the dense, white substance. The consistency is similar to a thick 'paste' and I am able to witness the appearance of lots of little 'flecks' throughout its 'body' that remind of very small grains of sand. These grains are of course the base of the scrub, and their inclusion in the product is aimed at providing exfoliation to the skin. As with all similar Body Scrub products, they are not designed to be used on the face, due to being overly harsh for that area and I certainly wouldn't recommend using such products on the face.
I tend to use scrub-based products in the bathtub only, when I have more time to use them to their full advantage; using such products in the shower never really seems to achieve the best results for me. I tend to apply a small amount of scrub to my arms and legs, working the paste-like substance into the skin's layers. I find that taking my time here really goes a long way with finding the best results, and I find that rubbing the scrub into my arms using 'circular' motions really allows the particles within to work their magic on my dry skin. A word of warning though - if you suffer from sensitive skin (as I do), then you should be careful not to be overly harsh during your application technique; scrub-based products can easily become too harsh for those of us with skin that is more delicate. So, gently does it, but I find a little gentle pressure works well in allowing the 'grainy' particles to spread over the skin.
After rinsing, I find that my skin feels lovely and soft, impressively so, in fact, with the results obtained from using the Butterfly Wings Scrub being on a par with my most recent product from The Body Shop, that, incidentally, costs around double the cost of the Butterfly Wings alternative. Rinsing away the last of the particles is quite easy, with none of them clinging stubbornly to the skin's surface to provide a minor annoyance. Instead, my skin feels softened, and rather squeaky clean after use.
The scent of this particular scrub is rather hard to miss, as it makes its appearance very early on, even as the scrub is scooped from it's plastic tub. I can't confess to finding the overall aroma being particularly suited to my own tastes, but this is only because I prefer to use bath time and skin care products that are infused with robust, fruity fragrances, rather than products that are more 'floral' in their overall scents. This matter is of course down to personal taste, and I would imagine that many consumers would welcome the contemporary floral notes that are contained within the Butterfly Wings Scrub.
Finding the aroma to be quite strong initially, with a strong 'heady' floral tone to it, I am relieved when this seems to 'quieten' a short time afterwards, allowing the scent to feel more subdued than it initially did. This is something of a relief as the sweet floral notes would more than likely have become too over-powering for my own tastes if they had developed past this stage. Instead, once these notes quieten slightly, I find the delicate sweetness in the scent really comes through, giving a more balanced feel to the product's aroma overall. The sweetness is presumably obtained from the addition of the "Red Fruit" contained in the product's ingredients, but alas, this is rather too understated to prove ideal for my own love of fruity-scented toiletries. Instead, this element of the fragrance really only provides a sweetness to the balance of the overall scent, which is nice enough to be fair, but still feels rather more floral than most toiletries that I would select for myself.
I realise that this matter is down to personal choice, but for me, the scent is just rather too 'girly' and floral for my own tastes. I was happy to use up the small tubs of various toiletries in my collection, but I can't confess to finding myself over-whelmed or blown away by any of them, nor do I think I would seek them out to repurchase for myself in the future.
On the plus side, I was pleased at how the scrub performed, leaving skin softened and free from dryness, and it did so subtly, without scrubbing my delicate skin into oblivion, which I was very pleased about. Whilst I am on the subject of sensitive skin, I am pleased to report that I suffered nothing in the way of irritation or aggravation as a result of the product being overly-harsh, so I am happy to recommend it for sufferers of hyper-sensitive skin. This was something of a surprise, given the strong scent the product carries, but I can only presume this result is achievable as a result of the product's high quality.
Considering all of the points outlined in this review, I feel the Ted Baker Butterfly Wings Body Scrub is a product deserving of four stars in the Dooyoo product rating score. I fdid eel it performed really well, but I can't confess to finding the product's strong scent particularly suited to my own tastes.